The Writing Craft – A Writer’s Toolkit with Giles Blunt

Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Archived

Aqua Books, Winnipeg's Cultural City Hall, 123 Princess St.

What’s in a writer’s toolkit? Join acclaimed crime fiction writer Giles Blunt as he explores the elements of fiction—character, plot, setting—and what tools novelists can employ to maximize their effects. He’ll also talk about practical day-to-day tricks and tools that make writing easier and more enjoyable—for any kind of novel, not just crime. There’ll be plenty of time for discussion. Giles Blunt has written scripts for Law & Order, Street Legal and Night Heat, but is best known for his award-winning crime fiction titles, including A Delicate Storm, By the Time You Read This, Blackfly Season, and Breaking Lorca. He has won major awards like the British Crime Writers’ Macallan Silver Dagger and the Arthur Ellis Award, and has been shortlisted for many others. His books have been translated into several languages, and regularly appear on best-seller lists.

Admission: $25, $20 with THIN AIR Club Card. No pre-registration required, payment at the door (cash, credit card or cheque). There is room for 50 people.

Admission includes a beverage and fresh baking from Aqua’s incomparable EAT! Bistro. You might plan to stay afterward to enjoy lunch…